David Wiese says “Even before I got selected for South Africa, I’d had conversations with Cricket Namibia” in T20 World Cup 2021. Wiese is set to speak to Namibia within the T20 World Cup 2021. He reveals that he has strong links to Namibia. It is his father’s birth country. On BBC, Wiese specified that he was in talks with Namibia. Earlier to his international debut with the South African cricket group in 2013. Also, the player was part of the Proteas group within the previous version of the T20 World Cup. Wiese expressed that discussions with Pierre de Bruyn and Albie Morkel. They had a major part to play in him joining hands with the related country. According to him, he was thankful for the new opportunity.
“My family comes from Namibia. My dad was born there and I still have family there, so my ties are quite deep. Even before I got selected for South Africa, I’d had conversations with Cricket Namibia. I had some good conversations with coaches Pierre de Bruyn and Albie Morkel, who I know quite well. I felt so fortunate and grateful,” said Wiese.
While Wiese failed to carve a niche for himself in South Africa’s white-ball teams. He has made a name for himself by playing in franchise-based T20 leagues. Especially, he had also secured a three-year Kolpak deal with county team Sussex. Which was later terminated post-Brexit.
David Wiese posted on Twitter
“That is more important in my eyes than me playing against South Africa,” David Wiese said.
“The big win would be for Namibia cricket and for them to no longer be seen as an underdog, one of the lesser-played teams in Africa. That is more important in my eyes than me playing against South Africa,” Wiese added.
Lastly, Namibia is placed in Group A. Also, with the Netherlands, Ireland, and Sri Lanka. They are slated to open their campaign on Monday, October 18, with a clash. Against Sri Lanka at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.